Midwifery: Clinical Skills

Practice Guidelines

 UpToDate is designed to answer clinical questions that arise in daily practice. It covers 10,000 clinical topics and:

  • Perinatal practice guidelines
  • Practice guidelines
  • Patient information sheets
  • Drugs & drug interaction databases
  • Medical calculators
  • Pictures, charts, movies, illustrations

SA Health Practice Guidelines
SA Health have released a range of practice guidelines, here

Government Resources

Information and resources for pregnant women and health care professionals about pregnancy and services in South Australia.


Information and resources for parents and carers of young people.


Information on maternity services for pregnant women and those planning pregnancy, and for health care professionals.


Provided on behalf of the Australian Government and operated by HealthDirect - includes information, services and health promotion materials for during pregnancy.


SA Health has a number of fact sheets and resources, including:


Information and resources on a range of services and topics to help new parents before, during and after having a baby. Includes immunisation register, MoneySmart tips and parental leave pay.

Support Groups & Services - Consumer Information


  Pregnancy Helpline

Run by Pregnancy, Birth & Baby, the helpline is a phone and online service for pregnant women and new parents of a baby up to 12 months of age. Available 24/7.


  Raising Children

Created by a group of Australia's leading early childhood agencies. Aims to provide information on parenting from pregnancy and beyond. Includes step-by-step guides to essential baby care skills (breastfeeding, bathing, changing nappies). Includes information on miscarriage and stillbirth.


  Australian Breastfeeding Association

Australia's leading authority on breastfeeding that aims to provide breastfeeding support, advocacy, education resources and much more.


  Ninemonths

Australian-based online guide to pregnancy and birth.


  Maternity Choices

A number of information resources that are designed to assist women in communicating with their health care providers and make informed decisions about their maternity care.


  Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond

Information on midwifery care, pre-conception care, pregnancy, birth, waterbirth, homebirth, postnatal care and breastfeeding.


  Sands

An Australian organisation who aims to provide support after miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death.


  Australian Doulas

Certified Australian Doulas who can provide non-medical support to parents during pregnancy.


  Birth International

Provides training and education for those involved in maternity care.


Apps for Clinical Calculations

A list of free apps for medical and statistical calculations, as suggested by the Australian EBP Librarian's Institutute.

A list of free apps for medical and statistical calculations, as suggested by the Australian EBP Librarian's Institutute.